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LADY ASHFORD: Then let me be clear that I have understood. Your charge - your mulatto charge… LADY MANSFIELD: (fiercely protective) That is enough! DIDO sits staring at the floor. OLIVER cuts in, aggrieved. OLIVER: (to Lady Mansfield) Is it not true enough, your ladyship? LADY ASHFORD: whose unfortunate circumstances of birth, we chose to forgive - has decided she no longer wishes the match with my son - a gentleman and an officer. OLIVER stares across at DIDO. He speaks quietly. OLIVER: Why, Miss Lindsay? DIDO is silent. LADY ASHFORD: (poignant and pained) Do you feel I have any lesser need to ensure my child’s wellbeing and future than you?…(beat)…Does she still have a tongue?
― Excerpt taken from script

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endless list of my favorite inspirational ladies lydia martin
“last night, I helped save someone’s life. that felt really good.”

happy international women’s day!! let’s take some time to appreciate this wonderfully strong, intelligent, brave, loyal, and fierce lady we have to look up to.

@maxrosinski : That’s a wrap on season 4 of @agentsofshield thanks to these fierce ladies & #AgentPrince for a great season. Oh and happy #25 #birthday @chloebennet 🎉

msworlds replied to your photo “[Age of Youth Episode 12 & Final Thoughts] What a beautiful drama…”

I applaud the dramas choice to focus on Belle’s landlady, I’ve always found her scenes to be comforting with her watching the girls or nonchalantly protecting them. The last scene with her getting ready, was a sign that life does really go on. She could have been one of our heroines with her own strange issues, but she grew up and ended up fine and content.

I think what I’m trying to get at was, this character was the one person I want the girls to follow after, and who I personally hope I can become. Who better to have as a role model than an independent woman just living her life?

I did not say nearly enough about Belle’s Landlady during the run of the show but I agree with all of this. She was quietly protective and tried to make sure the girls were safe when they were in her house. But she didn’t try to cage them and went on her own adventures. I loved her style and I absolutely loved the scene with the pink diapers. 

I felt better knowing the girls had her around.

Maybe she managed to hide herself… She survived Crastor, and he was the worst shit I’ve ever met. She survived the long march to the Wall. She survived a White Walker for fuck’s sake!
She might have got out.
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~Men of the Night’s Watch talking about Gilly’s odds of surviving the wildling sack of Mole’s Town.

For some reason this little talk the guys at Castle Black (which is turning into the zombie movie wrapped inside the fantasy film that is Game of Thrones) made me really happy.

Maybe because it’s one of the only times I recall the men in the show discussing a woman that didn’t involve sex. Not just that, but acknowledging that Gilly, soft spoken as she is, is tough as nails and resourceful.

Or maybe it was because it shut up Sam, who was busy making the probable death of a very nice girl and her infant son at the hands of cannibals all about him, and how he felt responsible.

Fierce Fictional Ladies We Love

Why make a list of Fierce Fictional Ladies We Love? Because we’re celebrating Women’s History Month, Buffy’s 20th anniversary (Slayer = Queen 4eva), and, well, honestly, who runs the world? Girls. So really we don’t need a reason for this post.

1. Dana Scully from The X-Files Origins by Jonathan Maberry: The very definition of fierce, both on screen & on page.
2. Celestine from Flawed by Cecelia Ahern: Perfectly flawed and on a mission to prove the government wrong.
3. Cath from Heartless by Marissa Meyer: Four words: “Off with their heads!”
4. Inej & Nina from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: Never has there been a fiercer pair of BFFs (seriously, don’t get on their bad sides).
5. Reagan from You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando: A teen spy hiding in plain sight? Tough af.
6. Skylar from I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios: Always willing to fight, even when the odds are stacked against her.
7. Alosa from Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller: Never have we met a fiercer pirate anywhere, in any book.
8. Iko from Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer: The fiercest android in YA (we’re also pretty big fans of Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, & Winter!).
9. Kestrel from The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski: Proving clever is just as important as strong at every turn.
10. Lia from The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson: Taking her fate into her own hands like a boss.
11. Laurel from Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira: A quieter kind of fierce, but just as strong and important.
12. Sara (AKA Freya) from Freya by Matthew Laurence: A Norse Goddess is not someone you want to mess with.
13. Alina from Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo: Literally the only person who can save the world — AND SHE DOES IT.

So now you have a list of books starring tough leading ladies who slay (sometimes literally) — ENJOY.